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mid-14c., "removal of a saint's body or relics to a new place," also "rendering of a text from one language to another," from Old French translation (12c.) or directly from Latin translationem, noun of action from past participle stem of transferre (see transfer).
translation trans·la·tion (trāns-lā'shən, trānz-)
The act or process of translating, especially from one language into another.
The state of being translated.
A translated version of a text.
The process by which mRNA, tRNA, and ribosomes effect the production of a protein molecule from amino acids, the specificity of synthesis being controlled by the base sequences of the mRNA.
Movement of a tooth through alveolar bone without change in axial inclination.